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Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court has the power to protect civil liberties to the extent that it upholds our rights as defined in the Bill of Rights and other constitutional amendments. If a law is passed that...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2020, 4:39 pm (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

There are three ways cases may reach the United States Supreme Court. The most common way is when an appeal is made as a result of a decision of the Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals is the...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2017, 5:37 pm (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

The answer to this question is much more complicated than one might think. In theory, after the Supreme Court rules, the executive branch carries out its ruling. This does happen quite often, but...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2013, 2:49 pm (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

The rule of four in regard to the Supreme Court is the practice whereby a petition for a writ of certiorari will only be granted if it is supported by four of the court's nine justices. A writ of...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2021, 4:22 pm (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

The answer to this is, of course, a matter of personal opinion. Different people will have different answers. In my response to your question, I will give some reasons for each judicial...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2015, 3:11 am (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

The United States government is divided into three parts: Legislative Branch: The legislative branch, or Congress, makes laws. Executive Branch: The executive branch carries out or "executes"...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2016, 4:22 am (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

In order to understand this question, you have to understand the meaning of the terms “judicial review” and “judicial philosophy.” Judicial review is the Supreme Court’s power to decide whether a...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2013, 2:20 am (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

The role of the Supreme Court among the three branches of government is to act as a check on the other two branches. The Supreme Court is to make sure that the Constitution of the United States is...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2013, 3:31 am (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

One example of judicial restraint in recent times was the case of NFIB v Sebelius. This case is better known as the “Obamacare” case. It was decided in the summer of 2012. In this case, the...

Latest answer posted October 28, 2012, 8:54 pm (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

Perhaps the most important such limit is the fact that the Court has no power to enforce its decisions. When the Court hands down a decision, the executive branch must enforce it. If the...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2012, 3:53 pm (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

Two of the most important limits on the Supreme Court’s power are its inability to actively legislate on any issue it likes and its lack of enforcement power. The Supreme Court cannot enforce its...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2012, 1:30 am (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

The main power that the Supreme Court of the United States has is the power of judicial review. This is the power to rule that actions of the federal government or of state governments are...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2013, 2:36 am (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

In Buckley v. Valeo, Rehnquist wrote that: [N]ot all the strictures that the First Amendment imposes upon Congress are carried over against the states by the Fourteenth Amendment, but rather that...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2012, 4:49 pm (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

Most debates on cameras in the courtroom revolve around whether the presence of cameras will cause judges and lawyers to play to the cameras instead of doing what they should be doing. Other...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2013, 3:13 pm (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

To argue this, there are two major points that should be made. First, those who believe in judicial restraint often claim that justices should stick to the “original intent” of the Constitution....

Latest answer posted October 24, 2012, 1:49 pm (UTC)

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Supreme Court of the United States

The framers of the Constitution felt that the judicial branch was the least important of the branches. For this reason, they left it for last when writing the Constitution. The legislative branch...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2012, 12:54 am (UTC)

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